London, Macmillan & Co., 1987. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Consider Phlebas is the first of Banks's Science Fiction novels, and opened the world up to The Culture and one of literature's finest space operas. An important novel and without doubt a highlight of modern science fiction. A very good copu with some scuffing to the corners and softening to the head and foot of the spine. Short tear to the top corner. Block a little toned. Endpapers a touch browned. [8412, Hyraxia Books].